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Warriors vs Pelicans Game 1 is set for Saturday

The Western Conference Semifinals will begin on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs has been a little bit insane.

As such, only three of the eight series have been resolved to this point. That means that only three teams have advanced to the second round: The Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, and Philadelphia 76ers.

However, those first two teams will be playing each other, which means the scheduling can already get under way. And this morning the NBA announced the start of that series: This Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 PM PST.

Since the Warriors have home court advantage against the Pelicans, Game 1 and Game 2 will be at Oracle Arena in Oakland. If necessary, Game 5 and Game 7 would be there as well, while the other three games would take place in New Orleans.

The rest of the series schedule has yet to be set, and will likely depend on how the outcomes of a few other games go. However, Game 2 will be either Monday or Tuesday.

Hopefully, Golden State can build on their small sample of playoff success against New Orleans. The teams have only met once before — in the first round of the 2015 playoffs — but the Dubs won that series in a sweep.

Saturday can’t come soon enough.